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Finding Your Way Through the Wilderness of Grief: Virtual Support Group for Mothers Who Have Lost a Child to Substance Abuse

January 19, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

PRE-REGISTRATION is required! To see if this is the right group for you please contact Charlotte via email at charlotte@ericshouse.org.

If you have lost a child to alcohol or drugs, you are most likely experiencing the complicated grief that surrounds losing someone to substance abuse.  Feelings of shame, stigma, guilt, anger, blame, shock, and isolation are all common feelings, yet they are so difficult to understand.  

We invite you to join our group. You will be part of a small group that includes other Mothers who have lost a child to substance loss. We may work through a complicated set of emotions  in a supportive and comfortable environment. Our groups provide a safe, intimate place to talk about your feelings of loss and to remember the one who passed.

Meetings will be virtual. We will follow The Wilderness of Grief – Finding Your Way by Dr. Alan D. Wolfelt, PH. D. This support group meets biweekly on Wednesday at 6:00 PM MST (8:00 PM EST  – 5:00 PM PST). Sessions begin on January 19th and end on May 11th. 

Session Dates: 

  • January 19
  • February 2
  • February 16
  • March 2
  • March 16 *Daylight savings time begins on Sunday, March 13th.
  • April 13
  • April 27
  • May 11

This group is co-facilitated by Charlotte and Diane. We welcome new and previous Women’s Group members. If you have suffered these tragic losses and are struggling to figure out how to survive,  please email charlotte@ericshouse.org. Pre-registration is required! Once you have joined the group you will receive a book and journal. There is a $45.00 charge to cover the cost of materials.  Scholarships are available.

Charlotte has been participating in prior groups organized and facilitated by EricsHouse. Charlotte was born in New Orleans, lived and taught in Alaska for 26 years.She moved to Arizona in 2002. She is married to Jeff. Her family includes two sons, a daughter, a son-in-law, a daughter-in-law, and three grandsons. They have three members with the disease of alcoholism/addiction. Two members are recovering, but they tragically lost their oldest son to complications from his use of heroin in 2016.  She will be in Al-Anon for 25 years in April 2021. She is leading a support group as a Grief Companion because she wants to honor Brady and give meaning and a positive outcome to losing him to this disease. She wants to support others on their grief journey and share her experience, strength, and hope with them to help with their healing.

Diane is Charlotte’s co-facilitator.


January 19, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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